Without language there is no science. To be practicing scientists and derive new knowledge, we need language – reading, writing, talking, listening, enacting, and visualizing. Writing is one way to communicate understanding of our learning while allowing us to be creative in our delivery and provide insight and possible solutions to problems.
Writing from the perspective of a Hot Shot, write 5 journal entries that take place over the course of a week depicting the experiences encountered while fighting a wildfire in California.
Read this brief article: Fire Detection Tool Puts Some Industries in the Hot Seat. Explain how this article relates to the issues and events from correspondent Harrison Ford in Episode 2: The End of the Woods.
Create a series of 5 Tweets, Instagrams, and/or Vines that promote and raise awareness around one of the following topics presented in Episode 2: End of the Woods. Be sure to link to maps, articles, videos, fact sheets, art, music, either created by you or others, that you feel will raise awareness and help spread your message.
- Wildfire prevention tips and raise awareness around how climate is impacting the length and severity or our fire seasons
- Pine bark beetle identification, what infested trees look like at different stages, and raise awareness around how climate change is good for the beetle, but bad for our nation’s forests
- Raise awareness about palm oil’s link to deforestation – What is palm oil? How am I connected? Why is it a problem? How can you help change consumer habits?